As suspected, the vet confirmed Lagertha has an eye ulcer. I saw this a few years ago with a rescue kitten I took in. That kitten came close to losing his eye when several antibiotics failed to heal him. Fortunately he did make a full recovery. I'm hoping Lagertha will too. One week of antibiotic ointment in the bad eye 4-6 times per day. If she's better, fantastic. If not, another visit and another antibiotic. Absolute worst case scenario would be that it doesn't get better and she would lose the eye. Having had a one-eyed cat in the past I can honestly say that it wouldn't change her ability to thrive and be a loved family member. It just makes her vet bills that much higher.
Happy 10-week birthday Vikings! They were a hit at the vet, all the staff came to see them. The vet agreed that they are much smaller than expected, but they're otherwise alright. He was a little leery of vaccinating them. At ten weeks old they weigh one pound and one pound one ounce (Floki being slightly larger than Lagertha). We go back in three weeks for a booster but he advised against a rabies vaccine at the same time since they are so tiny. I have to make decisions on what we will be doing with them. I want to keep Floki, but Tony said a total of three kitties, so at least two of our household feline population need to go.
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